Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Rag Rug Update



Between knitting, teaching a crochet class, and waiting for a daughter to return home from Puerto Rico (delayed for a day due to airport closures related to the tornadoes) I have been working in some rug braiding time.

The preparation of the fabric strips is time-consuming and not much fun.  I decided to prepare A LOT of strips so that I could braid un-interrupted, which is the part of making rugs that I like the most.  I managed to add 5 rows this week.  It takes longer to go around as the rug gets bigger, obviously.   And B even brought me a piece of fabric from Puerto Rico to add to it.  That's the best part of this rug...the stories and people that the scraps represent. 

15 comments:

  1. That is lovely, so bright and cheery. My mumsy-in-law makes rag rugs on a big loom while watching tv. It is a great way to get rid of fabric after quilting, and even the ugliest ones seems to find a place and add to the total charm. Nice work, I particularly like your bright yellow in this one!

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  2. Wow - it's looking great. So fun that she brought you fabric form Puerto Rico. How thoughtful. Have fun catching up.

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  3. OMGosh -- I love your rug, Bonnie! It's just beautiful! I've been wanting to crochet a rag rug, but I'm too lazy to cut up the strips ;). I wish there was someplace to buy strips of fabric that was already cut up and ready to go, don't you?
    Blessings,
    GG

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  4. Nice catching up with you Bonnie. Love all of your creative projects, the smoked meat and the antiques.

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  5. Wow! What fun colors! Such a bright & happy rug. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Honestly, I must have a class. This is beautiful!!

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  7. This is so beautiful!! Can you explain to me how you linked them together? I see that they are all braids but it looks like you joined them together differently. I would love to hear how!!!

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  8. How did you link all of the braids together? It is soooooo amazing?

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  9. Sonja and Cristie,

    I am preparing a series of tutorials that I will post soon along with a give-away pertaining to the rug. Stay tuned, they're almost ready to post.

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  10. Love your rug and your great recipes, thank you.

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  11. Had to come see the rug. LOVE IT! I've made *toothbrush rugs* but it doesn't look quite the same as this rug. Looking forward to "how to."

    Jody

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  12. Have you made the rug tutorial yet?

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  13. Looking for the tutorial. The rug doesn't look braided at all so I'm interested in learning this technique. It looks more like a twined rug or something. Very, very pretty!
    Carol

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    1. Carolsrugs...not tutorial Carol. I teach this technique around the country at quilt retreats and annual meetings so it is not on the blog. It is a great technique and I hope to be able to sell the class via internet soon. I haven't had time to get it up a running as of yet. Stay tuned to the blog for information as to when it becomes available.

      It is not twined. The rug is braided but not in the traditional way. I have not ever encountered this technique anywhere else. Thanks for visiting.

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  14. Quite interested in your tutorial, because it makes a unique and quite sturdy looking rug! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures. If you come to southern California I'd love to take your workshop!!

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